The Lang & O'Leary Exchange
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | 5:28 PM ET
Amanda Lang and Kevin O'Leary love nothing more than to take the top business issues of the day - and each other - head on. The Lang & O'Leary Exchange is all about personality, players and perspective. They'll take you inside the world of business with thought-provoking coverage and insights that draw on their own deep experience and expertise. They'll debate the financial stories that matter with inside understanding, provocative opinions, passion, and a sense of humour. They'll bring you the people who matter in the financial world - the CEOs, the policymakers, the whistleblowers - the biggest names.
Amanda draws on her deep knowledge as a business reporter to help you navigate past the numbers and get at the real stories on Wall Street, Bay Street, Howe Street, and how they affect Main Street too.
Kevin's acumen as an investor and his ferocious devotion to the bottom line (as seen on Dragons' Den) ensure you get an original, unvarnished view of the day's business.
Watch The Lang & O'Leary Exchange - they'll clash, challenge each other... and you.
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Amanda Lang, co-host of CBC's business show The Lang And O'Leary Exchange, is the senior business reporter for CBC News. Previously, she was co-anchor of SqueezePlay, the Business News Network's nightly national talk show featuring guests and discussions about business and politics. Before returning to Canada and to BNN in 2002, Lang was an anchor and correspondent at CNN and its business network CNNfn in New York, where she reported from the New York Stock Exchange. She was the New York correspondent for the Financial Post in 1998 and 1999. A part of the team that helped launch Report on Business Television (BNN), Amanda covered U.S. markets from Manhattan. She began her career in journalism at The Globe and Mail, where she edited the Classroom Edition. During her years as a business reporter she has covered stock markets, the economy, financial instruments, the technology beat, Wall Street, Canadian and U.S. politics, and more. She is a frequent guest speaker on business and economics. Amanda studied Architecture at the University of Manitoba.
Kevin T. O'Leary
Kevin O'Leary, co-host of CBC's business show The Lang And O'Leary Exchange, is a veteran of the business world. O'Leary is opinionated, ruthless, he hungers for big deals and loves to take control. Yet he made his millions helping children learn how to read. Born in Montreal, O'Leary's success story starts where most entrepreneurs begin: with a big idea and zero cash. From his basement, he launched SoftKey Software Products. As sales took off, O'Leary moved to headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., and went on an industry-consolidating acquisition binge. From 1995 to 1999 he bought almost every one of his software competitors, including Mindscape, Broderbund and the Learning Company. Shareholders love his take-no-prisoners cost-cutting style and fueled him with billions to do his deals. In 1999, O'Leary sold his company to the Mattel Toy Co. for $3.7 billion, one of the largest deals ever done in the consumer software industry. He took control of his wealth from his money managers and founded his own mutual fund company, O'Leary Funds. He raised hundreds of millions of dollars from investors who share his "get paid while you wait," yield-oriented value investing philosophy. O'Leary shares his tips and tribulations with a national television audience and turns The Street upside down in the process. As a self-proclaimed "Eco-preneur," he looks hardest for investments that make money - and are environmentally friendly. When he's not squeezing the market from his office in West Palm Beach, Fla., he travels the world looking for new opportunities to deploy his capital. O'Leary is a founding investor and director of Stream Global, an international business outsourcing company. He is on the investment committee of Boston's 200-year-old Hamilton Trust, and is the chairman of O'Leary Funds. He also serves on the executive board of The Richard Ivey School of Business.
The Lang & O'Leary Exchange regularly airs on:
CBC News Network
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